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Manager Manufacturing Engineer

Detroit, MI
November 05, 2019

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• Automotive Manufacturing; Plastic fuel systems, Plastic interiors, Powertrain, Chassis, Metal structures, Plastic Machine building, Gage design, Metal stampings

• Developed and implemented department budgets, goals, and performance improvements – KPI’s

• Highly knowledgeable in all automotive manufacturing processes –In fast paced environments

• Managed and facilitated multiple projects from start to finish – Project management

• Knowledgeable in IATF, APQP, PPAP, FEA, FMEA, CPs, BOM, GD&T, EIA, SWOT RFQ experience


Kautex Textron (Detroit, MI) 6/2018 – Present

Technology Manager – Detroit Campus

• Managed and maintained plastic blow mold fuel tanks systems,automated welding and assembly equipment as tier 1 to major automotive OEM’s.

• Leading a technical team consisting of 4 departments, 9 direct reports and 35 indirect.

• Reduction of maintenance spending from ($6M) to ($3.2M) YTD 2019 to a target of 2.5M

• Lead and implement process change to improve OEE on Ford P558 platform from 35% to 95% - Blow molding and welding processes

• Coach and counsel management staff for successfully BIQS passing score of 92%- Previous years scored 45%

• Developed training needs for technical personal to improved skills set of process technicians utilizing pre and post testing

• Right sized technical department based on cost of sales, and customer demand

• Manager production factory floor with hands on support were needed Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors (Monroe, MI) 9/2016 – 6/2018 Technology Manager – Frenchtown Campus

• Managed 75 plastic injection molding machines ranging from 200-ton to 3000-ton, vacuumed form machines and various automated assembly, on class A surfaces for plastic injection components

• Led technical team consisting of 2 facilities, 5 departments with 12 direct reports and 43 indirect

• Strategic relocation of equipment and process from Lansing location plant closure with zero disruption to customer; achieved letter of excellence from GM launch team.

• Led Technical team on plant wide OEE improvements from 65% to 82% in Vac forming, by reducing downtime and scrap

• Implemented A3 systemic problem solving to reduce scrap from $500,000 monthly to $150,000

• Managed Improvement of PM completion rate from 66% to 98% Weber Automotive, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI) 6/2014-9/2016 Technology Manager – Americas

• Led technical team with 7 direct reports and 20 indirect

• Managed over 55 twin spindle 7 axis Grob machining centers, 7 engine automated hone machines, higher pressure wash and deburr system and 20 fully automated leak testers

• Led engineering team to improve operational throughput 50% by scrap reduction on V6 Ferrari engine block program

• Developed and planned 300 PPAP’s for 8 and 9 speed transmission for Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford platforms with successful completions

• Reduction in CNC machine tool cost from ($2.2M) to ($1.1M) annually

• Led senior management team of successful implementation of TS16949 for new facility. 3 Point Machine, Inc. (Southfield, MI) 6/2012-6/2014 Engineering Manager

• Led and mentored manufacturing engineers in high volume production facility, manufacturing cast iron

• Developed production process, cost analysis, and cycle time break down for new business opportunities

• Supported new program launches and continuation of existing production platforms

• Supported sales team with technical assistance with new business opportunities – RFQ’s.

• Worked with Maintenance manager to develop PM’s on monthly and annual basis

• Implemented KPI’s for engineering department and reported out to executive board

• Hands on support to minimize dial machining center downtime - Uptime improvement of 45% US Manufacturing (Warren, MI) 8/2007-6/2012

Engineering supervisor/Manufacturing Engineer

• Supervised 4 departments - extrusion, welding, CNC machining, and assembly

• Developed and implemented PM’s for die extrusion department – improved uptime by 25%

• Launched new machining line and assembly line for high volume tier 1 to OEM ($125M)

• Led Six sigma team to reduce scrap on new diffcase machining line from 98,000 PPM to 30,000 PPM, target was 49,000 PPM

• Scrap reduction of 75% ($1M) by utilizing root cause analysis

• Oversaw high-volume CNC machining utilizing EIA programming and mazatrol Wagon Automotive, Inc. (Wixom, MI) 2/2006-8/2007

Engineering Manager

• Manage US closers system facility for body in white as tier 1/tier 2 supplier

• Managed and set-up engineering department, supervising 5 process engineers

• Managed the cost and time constraints of new project launches

• Provided process engineering tasks to ensure projects were executed cost effectively

• Set up roll mill tooling, machine standards, and basic PM’s

• APQP, PPAP, PFEMA, control plan, pip’s, work instructions, run offs, & gage R&R Sequoia Industries (Livonia, MI) 10/2004-2/2006


• Reduced operating cost thru implementation of lean manufacturing

• Launched new program (40% increase total sales)

• Set-up new powertrain manufacturing facility, machining aluminum (Middleville, MI)

• Targeted and Installed new CNC machining centers

• APQP, PPAP, PFEMA, control plan, pip’s, work instructions, Run offs, & gage R&R

• Hands on engineering support for production floor, machining grey iron Aerotek Automotive (Livonia, MI) 1/2004 – 10/2004


Contracted into Bosal Industries in Warren, MI

• Hands on engineering support for high-volume exhaust system production

• Developed and improved CNC mandrel bent tubing machines

• Improved production thru-put by eliminating waste through lean improvements

• Coordinated with component suppliers and assembly plants

• Developed and improved process control documentation PPS,WI, and Set-up instructions

• APQP, PPAPs, Control plan, plant layouts, FEMAs, & gage R&R Bielomatik, Inc. (New Hudson, MI) 3/2000 – 1/2004


• Hands-on engineering supervision and machine set-up on production floor, supervising 6

• Supervised field service and provided hands-on engineering support, supervising 4

• Developed prototype division for retrofits on existing customer equipment to re-duce costs

• Re-engineered plastic welding machines for better durability and performance

• Generated design concepts using AutoCAD and Unigraphics and applied GD&T

• Designed new automated plastic welding machines for tier 1 customers O. Keller Tool & Engineering, Inc. (Livonia, MI) 4/1996 – 3/2000 DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING/PROGRAM MANAGER

• Created engineering department and managed operations, supervising 5

• Developed clientele and contributed to corporate profitability

• Developed quotes, RFQs, DFMEEA’s and monitored resolutions

• Contributed to the improvement of product or powertrain component design

• Designed prototype tooling and gages powertrain divisions using AutoCAD and Solidworks

• Designed dies and molds for plastic parts using AutoCAD and Solidworks Tru-Way Design & Engineering, Inc. (Canton, MI) 11/1994 – 4/1996 CAD DESIGNER/PROGRAM MANAGER

• Created on-site contract team and managed large automotive project, increasing billable services

• Designed automotive gage systems and tooling for powertrain components

• Designed dies and molds for plastic parts using AutoCAD/Solidworks Progressive Tool & Industries Company, Inc. (Southfield, MI) 10/1992 – 11/1994 CNC OPERATOR/MACHINE BUILDER

• Programmed, set-up, and operated CNC milling machines

• Built robotic welding assembly lines


SIX SIGMA Black belt, Macomb Community College (Sterling Heights, MI) 2009 Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) University of Michigan (Dearborn, MI) 1997 AS, Manufacturing Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, MI) 1992 TRAINING

AutoCAD 2-D, 3-D IDEAS Parker Motion Controls Hydraulics Solidworks Blow Molding GD & T

Norton Precision Grinding Project Management Time Management Leadership for Managers Plastic injection molding Lean Manufacturing A3 Red X

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